Jan 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
and all of us in the public who are going through that. his positions on israel saying the political reality is that the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here. but in the same interview, he said this, listen. >> and went onto say he supported the state of israel and supported whatever this country allies, something to th effect. will they be able to use these statements, despite the fact that they praised them since they were made to try and undermine this nomination. >> chuck hagel voted for $38 billion in foreign aid and defense aid to go to the state of israel. $38 billion over his senate career and his career on the senate foreign relations committee. that's a fact. i know there's some people in our party who are upset about an ambassador that was openly gay. well, the human rights committee has issued a statement saying they accept his apology. they forgive him and they understand how far he's come. they forgive him. that's good enough for the human rights committee. it's good enough for everyone in the united states senate, as well. >> we're going to leave it there.
Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm PST
chuck hagel and not being strong with israel. look at this strategically, rev. israel's number one threat is iran. iran's number one threat and the counter balance to iran used to be iraq. but because we invaded iraq, now they're buddies. iran and iraq are buddies and they're joining forces here. that was the strategic failure that they refused to admit, these neocons. they think the american people are sleeping on this. but they're not. that's w450i chuck hagel is going to get through and i think he's going to be great. >> john, in the huffington post today, you write about the hearings and you say you raise another dimension to this. you say i'm reading from the article. >> you're saying hagel is merely a symbol of the end of the neocon era over dominating foreign policy. >> it is the end of interventionism in a sense that you're going to see people like me with hundreds of thousands of troops in far corners of the world because chuck hagel understands that's not a sustainable policy both from a budget standpoint and a forced projection standpoint. and i think that's super import